Day 1 - Western Atlantic

Magic Friday
Phil, Di and Annelise
Wed 13 Jun 2012 02:33
18:26.1N 65:11.0W
Underway at last! But sadly without Mike A's luggage. Despite his patient attempts to have the airline track and trace the errant case it was to no avail. So it was a trip downtown for Mike to buy clothes and essentials for the week ahead. We slipped mooring lines from the jetty which has been home for Magic Friday over the last 6 weeks, stopping at the fuel dock and one last attempt for Mike's bag and then away at just after 17:00. Motoring out of the marina into a pleasantly cool breeze. As we passed Savannah Island off the tip of St Thomas, the sun was sinking close to the horizon, we set the sails - full main and goosewinged genoa with pole before darkness was upon us. Keeping a steady 5 knots in the light winds astern of us. A late sundowner, a light meal and the routine watches began. The start of another long journey for Magic Friday - estimated 1200nm. Phil / Mike x2,